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Pop ups   Technical Issues/Bugs

Started 6/29/17 by Paul (Kwihnai); 12602 views.
Evie (EvieH) said:

All I need are some instructions on how to get the Grease Monkey back so I can see the Editor for FF. (The only reason I do not see the sds is becasue I have AD Block installed - in all my browsers now.

You might still have GM - look in Firefox under Tools - Greasemonkey and then Manage User Scripts and see if you just need to enable the RTE

If you truly do not have Greasemonkey, and you did not back up your Firefox Profile then you won't have your saved signatures. At that time you can choose to continue with the Go Firefox Rich Text Editor or use Delphi's. If you want to try Delphi's you just need to enable it on your Preferences page (it's called the rich text editor)

If you want to use the Go Firefox one here are the links.   Here is the link for Greasemonkey and here is the link for the Rich Text Editor (it might be a different version that you previously had.  The second link is at a different forum now, however both are monitored by the same people and if you post on either one you will receive help.

Evie (EvieH) said:

No mention that's it's me or that I am a Plus Member. It just says Welcome Evie.

Being your computer underwent some stress and repair you may have lost the log in cookie (or you may have an expired one)until things get sorted, log in first by saving the link to your My Forums page Then visit via your notifications and you should be fully logged in.

Els (misselsa)

From: Els (misselsa)


But Evie should not be able to post if she is not logged in

From her previous post

>>>I can get to my own forum, but when I do go in it turns out I am a Guest.  Every time I have to go from there to MY FORUMS and go in by that link for my forum.<<<

Hi Paul, the thread here has gone off on another topic but I wanted to check if you were able to get rid of this pop up?

If yes, ignore this below.

You and I had been focusing on removing the cookie that causes this but as you noted it keeps coming back. So I did a bit of poking around and saw this

In that discussion the pop ups were occurring when the poster was on Facebook. It seems the solution was to remove apps from Facebook.

Obviously Delphi does not have apps but that is not to say one isn't running in the background or has been opened prior to your viewing Delphi. It might be worth it to go through the apps on your iPad and remove certainly any unused ones, but any that were not on your iPad to begin with. I remove mine and then can reinstall when I need them (saves space on my phone) If you have data on any of those though please check to see if you will lose that data (probably)

After do a clear history and website data sweep and reboot your iPad.

Just a suggestion!

Paul (Kwihnai)

From: Paul (Kwihnai)


Thanks for the info , the only luck i have had  is to clear the website data and  history and do the same in the advanced section and delete all of it one at a time   That  has brought the popus down to a dull roar but has  not stopped them.   I deleted every app on my ipad that I could some you can't . I also turned off all features in the Safari section and all,of the general , notifications also.  Haven't of anything ese but will pass on what i find.

thanks paul

In reply toRe: msg 47

From: murko


I have an issue that's not really a pop-up per se, since it takes over tha actual tab or window that Delphiforums is occupying, but I guess it's an ad-issue of sorts that I would like to address.

(Also, this only happens on delphiforums tab and that maes me think the issue lies in here somewhere)

EDIT: for mods only. trying to make links "read only" and made them unclickable, I hope

5o4f8.2568786 .com 
5o4f8.2568786 .com/?s1=hbr&kw=&noexit=1
5o4f8.2568786 .com/?s1=hbr&kw={SOURCE}

Several times a day some of these URLs takes over my delphiforums tab and starts opening new tabs with ads over and over again. These three seems to be the root of the "problem" and I actually ended up putting the URL in my hosts file to avoid 300 ads opening up one after another.

Still the URL opens and points me away from my delphiforums, making me hit backspace to get back in to Delphi, several times a day.

Could you please check some of your ads and see if you can find any of these culprits?
I'm a non-paying customer so I get why I get to see ads, but this is just to much.

  • Edited August 16, 2017 9:30 am  by  murko
In reply toRe: msg 48

You have a virus, an ad here might be triggering the pop ups. What is the ad for (I don't want to click the link)


From: murko


Searched the computer with 4 different AV and none of them detects any viruses and it only happens here on delphi.
(and yes, sorry. Wasn't ment to be clickable links. Maybe I can edit that. Was only trying to inform of the URL;s)

They all lead to casino, free spins, lottery crap etc etc.

In reply toRe: msg 50

Are you on a mobile device or computer... which operating system? Editing to ad - sorry I just reread your post and you said computer! :)

Don't worry about the links being clickable - it's great that you included them.

Virus might not be the right word, we seem to have so many words for things these days. A lot of this crap gets downloaded along with other software/apps. Another member and I were finding the same offer popping up when we'd visit sites (he this one, Delphi and me another) on our ipad/iphones I could see it was tied to a cookie on my system but it repeatedly came back. Eventually is stopped happening with me but I think he continued to have the problem.

I was going to see if I could hunt down a removal method for you but I'd need a bit more info about your system or device and the pop up itself (name of the casino or any test that appears on the ad would help)

The ads at Delphi like many sites are provided by an ad service. They use thousands of ads. I only suspect that is what might trigger the pop up blizzard. Pop ups are not a part of Delphi or it's ad suppliers normal operation. @Gunter can you confirm that.